In Reply to: Re: Where to buy CF Hood???? posted by edro on January 27, 2002 at 18:51:05:
Where can I get a CF hood at a reasonable price?
edro 90 M3
that looks very familiar to global motorsports group. same pictures, same shipping info, same area codes for the phones.
I bought both a carbon fiber hood and an EVO III rear wing from them. Fabrice is a great guy and I liked dealing with him, but that whole company tends to pass the buck. it took almost 4 months for my carbon fiber hood to arrive after I paid in full for it! I never got a definite answer from them about when my hood would arrive, or at least how much longer it would take for them to actually make it. it was very hard to get a hold of them, they answer the phone about 2 out of 10 tries. One of my friends has a very nice E30 M3 with a strong 2.5L. he was also interested in a hood, but could never get a hold of them and his emails were never returned so he decided not to do business with them.
also the EVO III rear wing took about $350 of labor to make it look presentable on a street car (for a track car, who cares) the bolts to hold the gurney flap were way to short, I had to buy a bunch from the hardware store after GMG never sent me longer bolts like promised (I didn't get ANY bolts for the hood BTW, the hood takes 8mm bots instead of 6mm bolts so the brackets had to be machined, and since I had to supply my own bolts, I'm wasn't sure what the correct depth is so now I'm afraid that if I tighten the bolts down as snug as the stock hood, that I might stress the carbon fiber and crack it) also the wing doesn't fit as good as the factory wing, you have to start the threads on one side then one person has to pull the wing and try and get the holes to line while the other person needs to muscle the bolt through the trunk and try and line it up to the wing.
on the positive side, the car looks fantastic, I get compliments on it all the time. my friend is a great body man and he made the wing look really good, and he also spent a good 4 hours polishing the hood, because it was really rough when I received it. I also ordered a SACHS clutch from them, they were the lowest priced, had it in stock and it was at my door in 2 days. I only wish that the hood was that easy.
I hope that with there new name/site that there business ethics improve
here are some shots of my car